THE AMPHIAREION AT OROPOS IN CONTEXT - (A.) Wilding Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos. (<i>Mnemosyne</i> Supplements 445.) Pp. xvi + 308, colour figs, b/w & colour ills, b/w & colour maps. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2022. Cased, €120, US$144. ISBN: 978-90-04-40499-1. - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
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THE AMPHIAREION AT OROPOS IN CONTEXT - (A.) Wilding Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos. (Mnemosyne Supplements 445.) Pp. xvi + 308, colour figs, b/w & colour ills, b/w & colour maps. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2022. Cased, €120, US$144. ISBN: 978-90-04-40499-1.

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In this book, stemming from her 2017 doctoral dissertation, W. provides a useful introduction to the shrine of Amphiaraos for students and non-specialists, especially those who might struggle with V.C. Petrakos's books published in modern Greek (Ὁ Ὠρωπὸς καὶ τὸ ἱερὸν τοῦ Ἀμφιαράου [1968] and Οἱ ἐπιγραφὲς τοῦ Ὠροποῦ [1997]). The introduction heralds the commendable aim of providing a 'politically-focused analysis' (p. 3) of the use and reuse of inscriptions by various agents active in the shrine: W. endeavours to bridge the gap between religious studies, epigraphy and political history by highlighting 'the politicising role of the cult', through 'the concept of reinvention, the process of redefining one's existing relation to things, places and events' (p. 3). This is undoubtedly a sound ambition, and W. shows precise command of the shrine's layout, history and large epigraphic corpus. However, the monograph does not quite achieve this aim because of its generally imprecise use of concepts, frequent circular reasoning and serious bibliographical omissions.
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Jules Buffet. THE AMPHIAREION AT OROPOS IN CONTEXT - (A.) Wilding Reinventing the Amphiareion at Oropos. (Mnemosyne Supplements 445.) Pp. xvi + 308, colour figs, b/w & colour ills, b/w & colour maps. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2022. Cased, €120, US$144. ISBN: 978-90-04-40499-1.. Classical Review, In press, ⟨10.1017/S0009840X22002232⟩. ⟨hal-03917882⟩
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